History: Styles of the Blues, a Blues Glossary, and the Eras of the Blues
By Reverend Keith A. Gordon, About.com Guide
Descriptions of the various regional styles that make up the blues.
A glossary of commonly-used blues terms, including Delta slang and musical definitions.
Blues Record Labels
The companies that have promoted and defined the blues.
Early Blues Era (1910-1950)
Essential artists and recordings of the early blues era
- Classic Female Blues Singers
- Piedmont Blues Pioneers
- Essential Early Blues Artists
- Overlooked Early Blues Artists
- Blues: The Devil's Music?
Modern Blues Era (1950-1980)
The critically-acclaimed and commercial boom years of the blues, from 1950 to 1980.
- Country Blues Pioneers
- Modern Blues Artists You Should Know
- Ten Best Chicago Blues Songs
- Instant Record Collection: Chicago Blues
The blues had a baby and they called it "rock & roll"!